Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance
Notice Regarding Press and Public Access to Court Hearings


News and Notices for Sunday August 4, 2019 to Tuesday August 4, 2020

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Thursday July 30, 2020

News Release: Owen M. Cypher is the new U.S. Marshal for Eastern Michigan


Monday July 20, 2020

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Monday July 20, 2020

app_data.SOW - VTC Retrofit Courtroom 110


Thursday July 2, 2020

Temporary Pro Se Document Upload Program

On July 1, 2020, Chief Judge Denise Page Hood, entered Administrative Order, 20-AO-036, In re: Continued Pro Se Filings, The Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 and Related Coronavirus Health Condition which allows pro se litigants, who are not electronic filers, to electronically submit documents for filing using the Temporary Pro Se Document Upload Program.

The link to the program is available on the homepage of the Court’s internet site and under the Representing Yourself tab.


Wednesday July 1, 2020

U.S. District Judge James Churchill, 96, passed away June 29 at an assisted living facility in Harbor Springs after a brief illness


Tuesday June 30, 2020

New PACER Website


Tuesday June 30, 2020

app_data.New Pacer Website


Tuesday June 30, 2020

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Tuesday June 30, 2020

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Thursday June 18, 2020

A New Road to Citizenship in Detroit


Thursday June 18, 2020

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 https://www.uscourts.gov/news/2020/06/18/new-road-citizenship-detroit


Tuesday June 16, 2020

app_data.app_data.News Advisory: Accessing public court hearings via Zoom

Issued June 15, 2020.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has improved the way the media and public may obtain video access to public court hearings. The new system, which went into effect last week, permits anyone to sign up for access to public hearings in civil and criminal cases while our courthouses remain closed.

“With few exceptions nearly all matters, criminal and civil, heard in our courtrooms are open to the public,” said Chief U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood. “Our court staff has worked very hard to make that happen during a pandemic that forced us to temporarily close our courthouses.”

For information about accessing a hearing, go to the Court’s website at https://www.mied.uscourts.gov and click on the “Notice Regarding Press and Public Access to Court Hearings” banner at the top of the page. It will take you to “Information on Accessing Court Proceedings” with the following hyperlinks:

  1. Visit our Court Calendar to access court proceedings.
  1. Criminal Duty Court to access initial appearances, arraignments and other preliminary hearings.
  1. PACER to look up a case in the federal cases database. Accessing PACER will require a subscription which may be obtained at: https://www.pacer.gov/reg_pacer.html#:~:text=To%20obtain%20a%20PACER%20account,provided%20on%20the%20registration%20form.

When you submit a form to attend a video hearing, you will be required to check a box indicating you have read and understand the court rules that prohibit recording or photographing court proceedings. The prohibitions include taking screenshots or live streaming hearings. Violations may result in suspension or revocation of media credentials and possible contempt proceedings.

We recommend that you request hearing access at least one full weekday in advance of the hearing so we may accommodate your request.

Access via Option 1

Click on “visit our Court Calendar” to see a daily list of all public hearings. Click on “Date Range,” “Jump to Date” or the left and right arrow keys at the top of the Court Calendar to view a list of future public hearings. Keep in mind that hearings scheduled days or weeks in advance may be rescheduled.

When the list of cases appears, click the “Access Attendance Information” box below the case you wish to attend, enter the information and Submit. 

If you receive a message indicating that no connection details are available, email Public Information Officer David Ashenfelter at David_Ashenfelter@mied.uscourts.gov  to inquire about the hearing.

Access via Option 2

For access to initial appearances, arraignments, detention hearings, preliminary hearings and other hearings in our Duty Court, click on “Criminal Duty Court” to access a registration page. Click on the drop-down “Date/Time of Hearing” box to find your hearing.
Enter the required information in the fields and follow the instructions. If you cannot find the hearing you wish to attend, email Public Information Officer David Ashenfelter at David_Ashenfelter@mied.uscourts.gov.


Monday June 15, 2020

app_data.app_data.News Advisory: Accessing public court hearings via Zoom

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has improved the way the media and public may obtain video access to public court hearings. The new system, which went into effect last week, permits anyone to sign up for access to public hearings in civil and criminal cases while our courthouses remain closed.

“With few exceptions nearly all matters, criminal and civil, heard in our courtrooms are open to the public,” said Chief U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood. “Our court staff has worked very hard to make that happen during a pandemic that forced us to temporarily close our courthouses.”

For information about accessing a hearing, go to the Court’s website at https://www.mied.uscourts.gov and click on the “Notice Regarding Press and Public Access to Court Hearings” banner at the top of the page. It will take you to “Information on Accessing Court Proceedings” with the following hyperlinks:

  1. Visit our Court Calendar to access court proceedings.
  1. Criminal Duty Court to access initial appearances, arraignments and other preliminary hearings.
  1. PACER to look up a case in the federal cases database. Accessing PACER will require a subscription which may be obtained at: https://www.pacer.gov/reg_pacer.html#:~:text=To%20obtain%20a%20PACER%20account,provided%20on%20the%20registration%20form.

When you submit a form to attend a video hearing, you will be required to check a box indicating you have read and understand the court rules that prohibit recording or photographing court proceedings. The prohibitions include taking screenshots or live streaming hearings. Violations may result in suspension or revocation of media credentials and possible contempt proceedings.

We recommend that you request hearing access at least one full weekday in advance of the hearing so we may accommodate your request.

Access via Option 1

Click on “visit our Court Calendar” to see a daily list of all public hearings. Click on “Date Range,” “Jump to Date” or the left and right arrow keys at the top of the Court Calendar to view a list of future public hearings. Keep in mind that hearings scheduled days or weeks in advance may be rescheduled.

When the list of cases appears, click the “Access Attendance Information” box below the case you wish to attend, enter the information and Submit.

If you receive a message indicating that no connection details are available, email Public Information Officer David Ashenfelter at David_Ashenfelter@mied.uscourts.gov  to inquire about the hearing.

Access via Option 2

For access to initial appearances, arraignments, detention hearings, preliminary hearings and other hearings in our Duty Court, click on “Criminal Duty Court” to access a registration page. Click on the drop-down “Date/Time of Hearing” box to find your hearing.
Enter the required information in the fields and follow the instructions. If you cannot find the hearing you wish to attend, email Public Information Officer David Ashenfelter at David_Ashenfelter@mied.uscourts.gov.


Monday June 15, 2020

News Advisory: Accessing public court hearings via Zoom

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has improved the way the media and public may obtain video access to public court hearings. The new system, which went into effect last week, permits anyone to sign up for access to public hearings in civil and criminal cases while our courthouses remain closed.

 

“With few exceptions nearly all matters, criminal and civil, heard in our courtrooms are open to the public,” said Chief U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood. “Our court staff has worked very hard to make that happen during a pandemic that forced us to temporarily close our courthouses.” 

 

For information about accessing a hearing, go to the Court’s website at https://www.mied.uscourts.gov and click on the “Notice Regarding Press and Public Access to Court Hearings” banner at the top of the page. It will take you to “Information on Accessing Court Proceedings” with the following hyperlinks:

 

  1. Visit our Court Calendar to access court proceedings.

 

  1. Criminal Duty Court to access initial appearances, arraignments and other preliminary hearings.

 

  1. PACER to look up a case in the federal cases database. Accessing PACER will require a subscription which may be obtained at: https://www.pacer.gov/reg_pacer.html#:~:text=To%20obtain%20a%20PACER%20account,provided%20on%20the%20registration%20form.

 

When you submit a form to attend a video hearing, you will be required to check a box indicating you have read and understand the court rules that prohibit recording or photographing court proceedings. The prohibitions include taking screenshots or live streaming hearings. Violations may result in suspension or revocation of media credentials and possible contempt proceedings.

 

We recommend that you request hearing access at least one full weekday in advance of the hearing so we may accommodate your request.

 

Access via Option 1

 

Click on “visit our Court Calendar” to see a daily list of all public hearings. Click on “Date Range,” “Jump to Date” or the left and right arrow keys at the top of the Court Calendar to view a list of future public hearings. Keep in mind that hearings scheduled days or weeks in advance may be rescheduled.

 

When the list of cases appears, click the “Access Attendance Information” box below the case you wish to attend, enter the information and Submit.

 

If you receive a message indicating that no connection details are available, email Public Information Officer David Ashenfelter at David_Ashenfelter@mied.uscourts.gov  to inquire about the hearing. 

 

Access via Option 2

 

For access to initial appearances, arraignments, detention hearings, preliminary hearings and other hearings in our Duty Court, click on “Criminal Duty Court” to access a registration page. Click on the drop-down “Date/Time of Hearing” box to find your hearing.

Enter the required information in the fields and follow the instructions. If you cannot find the hearing you wish to attend, email Public Information Officer David Ashenfelter at David_Ashenfelter@mied.uscourts.gov.

 


Wednesday May 27, 2020

app_data.The Clerk's Office of the Eastern District of Michigan is accepting applications for the position of Court Administrator / Clerk of Court.


Thursday May 21, 2020

Notice of Holiday Court Closings


Wednesday May 6, 2020

Remote access request for selected hearings


Wednesday May 6, 2020

app_data.Access to Select Hearings


Wednesday May 6, 2020

Federal Court Names New Magistrate Judges


Monday April 20, 2020

Remote access request for selected hearings


Tuesday April 14, 2020

app_data.20-10831 Esshaki v. Whitmer et al – Motion for TRO -- Click here to register to listen live


Tuesday April 14, 2020

app_data.Flint Water Cases: Status Conference -- Click here to register to listen live


Monday March 30, 2020

U.S. District Court COVID-19 Update


Wednesday March 25, 2020

U.S. Courthouse in Detroit closed to the public


Wednesday March 18, 2020

Death of Judge Patrick J. Duggan: 1933-2020


Wednesday March 11, 2020

Notice of Courthouse Visitor Restrictions related to COVID-19


Monday February 24, 2020

NextGen CM/ECF is Available!

The Court has successfully upgraded to CM/ECF NextGen, effective February 24, 2020.


Friday February 21, 2020

Electronic Filing Policies and Procedures

 CM/ECF NextGen is going live on Monday, February 24, 2020, requiring several updates to the ECF Policies & Procedures.   Click here for the version of the Policies & Procedures that will go into effect with the adoption of NextGen.


Wednesday February 12, 2020

Notice of Vacancy – United States Bankruptcy Judgeship for Eastern District of Michigan. Application deadline is March 10, 2020


Friday January 31, 2020

Electronic Case Filing System Unavailable on Friday, February 21, 2020 after 5:00 PM EST


Wednesday January 15, 2020

Are You Ready for NextGen – CM/ECF?

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will be upgrading its CM/ECF software to the Next Generation (NextGen) of CM/ECF in the upcoming months. The Court will go live with NextGen on February 24th, 2020.


Tuesday December 31, 2019

Federal Magistrate Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis was sworn in today as U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan


Tuesday December 10, 2019

Notice of Amendments to Local Rules - Effective January 1, 2020


Tuesday November 19, 2019

Notice of Holiday Court Closings


Wednesday October 23, 2019

Notice Of Proposed Amendments To Local Rules


Wednesday October 23, 2019

U.S. District Court's 2019 Annual Report


Friday October 18, 2019

Mass Swearing-In Information – December 3, 2019


Monday October 7, 2019

New Pro Bono Opportunities are available. Click Here to view and accept a pro bono appointment.


Monday August 19, 2019

Appointment of New Magistrate Judges (Detroit and Flint) – Application deadline extended to September 30, 2019


Monday August 19, 2019

app_data.Appointment of New Magistrate Judges (Detroit and Flint) – Applications being accepted through September 20, 2019